What is a sport?Â
There are so many activities, games, and competitions in our world today that it can be difficult to decipher what is a sport and what is not.Â Some may say that this is a relatively easy question to answer, â€śjust throw on ESPN, if itâ€™s on the World Wide Leader, it must be a sportâ€ť or, â€śfind out what was included in the Olympics last time around, they include every sport.â€ťÂ
Right, because cheerleading, poker, and trampoline are definitely sports.Â But then again, maybe they are.
According to Dictionary.com, sport is defined as, â€ś1: an athletic activity requiring skill or physical prowess and often of a competitive nature, as racing, baseball, tennis, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, hunting, fishing, etc. 2: A particular form of this, especially in the outdoors.â€ťÂ
Sounds reasonable, a sport is basically an athletic activity (sorry poker, youâ€™re out) that requires skill, is often competitive, and normally takes place outside.Â
But wait, if you put two ballet troupes in a park and judge their overal...
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